culture of Britain. It was a name for a son of a cook. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Norman French word
which means cook.
from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coxen research.Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1273, 1379, 1677, 1682, 1679, 1743 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Coxen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Coxen has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cookson, Cuckson, Cockson, Coxon and others.
Distinguished members of the family include Captain John Coxon ( fl.
1677-1682), a buccaneer who was one of the most famous of the Brethren of the Coast, a loose consortium of pirates and privateers.
Isaac... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coxen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil desperandum
Motto Translation: Never despairing.